Paint Dipped Pots & Spring Greenery

Today I’m sharing an easy way to update old pottery by dipping them in paint. I’ve also added greenery to my dining room for spring!

Paint Dipped Pots & Spring Greenery on a wooden shelf.

I love a good upcycle project – taking something from a thrift shop and giving it new life. I found some pottery spice jars last year at my local thrift shop and I’ve been meaning to do this paint project to them since I got them. I’ll show you how I gave them a quick and easy update and how I added some beautiful greenery to my dining room for spring!

I’m participating in the Styled + Set Spring Home Style blog tour hosted by my friend Lory of Designthusiasm. If you are coming here from Cedar Hill Farmhouse, welcome! Be sure to see the other tours at the end of this post.

The pots dipped in white paint with white flowers in them.

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Paint Dipped Pots

1. These are the pottery spice pots I got last year. I love that they were that rough, unglazed pottery. I thought a ‘glaze’ over half of them would look neat and tried it out with white paint.

2. I used painter’s tape to cover the top part of the pot that I wanted to keep natural.

3. Then I dipped them into some white paint. I used Raw Silk from Fusion Mineral Paint and poured some into a plastic container so there was room for dipping.

4. Then I let them dry upside down. It took a good 12 hours for them to fully dry.

Pictures showing the pots unpainted and how to dip them into the white paint.

See how easy these paint dipped pots are to create?

The pots with white roses in them on the shelf.

I love that you can now see all the details that in the pottery that you couldn’t see before. They are now hip little vases.

The pots on the shelf beside a mirror and a plant.

Faux Greenery in the Dining Room

I added some faux greenery as well. I wanted these two little crock pots to have a plant but without proper drainage (and my black thumb) I thought it best to use realistic faux greenery.

I cut up some pieces of floral foam in pushed them in the crock. Then I snipped some stems off faux greenery (similar here) and push them into the floral foam.

A larger pot with faux greenery in it that looks real.

I added more faux greenery to a hanging basket (similar here) and hung it with a Command Hook on the mirror.

A wooden shelf in the dining room with candlesticks, old books and vintage items.

Just these painted dipped pots and faux greenery have made such a huge difference to the dining room. I’m so glad spring is almost here!

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You can also check out the various ways of using plant pots from my friend Shauna of Satori Design for Living. So many great ideas for putting your small plant pots to use!

The gold mirror is a project from my book, French Vintage Decor

Now be sure to visit Sheila from Maison de Cinq to continue on the tour!

Make sure to pin it for later!

Paint Dipped Pots - So Much Better With Age

Click in case you missed:

How to Plant Herbs in Metal Containers

How to plant herbs in metal containers poster.

Creative Greenery Spring Mantel

Creative greenery spring mantel graphic.

MONDAY’s posts:

Spring tours for bloggers.

DesignthusiasmCraftberry BushFrench Country CottageCedar Hill FarmhouseSo Much Better With AgeMaison de CinqZevy Joy

TUESDAY’s posts:

Tuesday roundup posts.

On Sutton Place | StoneGable | Shabbyfufu
Town and Country Living | Ella Claire | Edith & Evelyn Vintage

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  1. What an adorable idea Jamie! You’re always so creative – and this has made them sooo cute! I feel like they are something I would see in an upscale store. And I love the idea of hanging that plant on the mirror – brilliant!!

    Nice to be ‘hopping’ with you again my friend!


  2. Jamie – I was meant to read this post today! I have the exact same basket you have on the mirror and today, honest to God, I was like how else can I use this basket! I had it handing on a door for such a long time and have been wanting to use it another and wanting to update my mirror in the dining room – it currently has a magnolia wreath on it – I LOVE the idea of the basket on it! Thank you so much for the inspiration! Now off to find some white delicate flowers and some greenery to add to it for Spring! Happy Spring!

    1. Thanks so much, Lourdes! I’m so glad this inspired you. For the longest time, I didn’t know what else to do with my basket either!
      Hugs, Jamie

  3. Such a simple project but it has big impact! Those little spice pots were such a great find. I am going to be on the lookout for a pot I can try this with!

  4. I love greenery and like it in every room. I use mostly faux…they have beautiful ones now.
    Love your little pots….

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